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has more on that story. >> reporter: everyone knows virginia is a toss up state. maryland says it can help. as a workman hosted the maryland state flag in charlotte, delegates were not just thinking about their state. most agree it's solidly democratic. but neighboring virginia right now is a toss up. and maryland democrats intend to help. the state attorney general says like 2008, maryland will deploy volunteers all over the commonwealth. >> the lower part of maryland we're going into virginia and doing knocking on doors in virginia, particularly northern virginia as well as doing phone banking deeper into virginia. >> reporter: the national democratic party agrees that maryland could be crucial in keeping virginia blue. >> i know that you are proud to be a very blue state. and you should be. but we know that we're going to need your help making sure that virginia stays blue. >> reporter: he said that the campaigning will not detract from ballot issues, immigration, same-sex marriage and casino gambling all on the maryland ballot in november. maryland has a lot to do besides helping
o'malley, they're showing him some love. he's in prime time at about 10:00. former virginia governor and apparent senate candidate tim kaine also has a place and a role tonight. a rising star in th democratic party, san antonio's mayor julian castro will deliver the keynote address tonight. the star of the show is expected to be first lady michelle obama. president obama was out campaigning today. he was in norfolk, virginia, and he said he's going to go home tonight and he's going to watch michelle obama's speech with his daughters. he said he might tear up a little bit because that's what he always does when he sees her speak. earlier today tim kaine was out and about doing a little politicking in favor and in honor and in pursuit of his senate seat that he'd like to get from george allen. tom sherwood is here now with more on that story. tom? >> jim, everybody knows tim kaine is in a tough race. he knows it. he's trying to rally the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful
into virginia on the northbound side of i-95. it's going to be slow now in quantico off and on through woodbridge and through springfield. a live look there on the northbound side of i-95. at least the lanes are open. no accidents to report up to the 14th vote bridge. i'll be back -- 14th street bridge. i'm be back with more. >>> summer is over for students across northern virginia it is back to school. >> it is indeed. that means traffic is going to abmajor issue for every-- to be a major issue for everyone in the region. kristin fisher is live to talk more about that. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. before students here at south county middle school get to enjoy their brand new building, a beautiful school by the way, before they can enjoy that first they have to get here which is me small feat on a day that's been nicknamed terrible traffic tuesday. summer is over. people are going back to work, kids going back to school. what this essentially means is this is now a return to the worst traffic in the entire country. sounds pretty terrible, right? here's what you ca
, latinos and young people. they're coming to sit here in the rain. also virginia looms as one of the most important states this fall. both for president obama's re-election and the senate. who's going to control it. former governor tim kaine coming right here. he's the great hope of the democrats in that state. he'll be here later. let me finish with michele obama and the effect her words could have at this convention. this is "hardball," the place for politics. hey. hey eddie. i brought your stuff. you don't have to do this. yes i do. i want you to keep this. it'd be weird. take care. you too. [ sighs ] so how did it go? he's upset. [ male announcer ] spend less time at gas stations. with best in class fuel economy. it's our most innovative altima ever. ♪ get on e-trade. set up a real plan. frank! oh wow, you didn't win? i wanna show you something... it's my shocked face. [ gasps ] [ male announcer ] get a retirement plan that works... at e-trade. >>> whatever i say here today, it's going to be, at best, a distant second to the speech you will hear tonight from the star of the obama fa
, the republican ticket scheduled its first post convention trip to virginia. if you have any doubt that the commonwealth is a hot commodity this november, consider this. take a look at the seating arrangement for the democratic national convention. virginia has one of the coveted four seat sections compared with maryland and d.c., which are barely even in the building. can we say battleground? congressman, paul ryan is representing the republican ticket while the democrats hold their convention at a reallily just outside of cleveland today. ryan compared president obama to president jimmy carter and went off vice president joe biden for saying the country is better off now than it was four years ago. mitt romney is said to be spending this week preparing for the debate. his motorcade, that's it right there, hit a snag today. when it had to wait for a slow moving tractor to get out of the way along a dirt road. not a lot of space. republicans have lost a battle to keep the constitution party candidate off virginia's ballot. virgil would draw votes away from mitt romney. today, virgi
the white house. this afternoon the president holds a rally in norfolk, virginia. on labor day he told auto workers in ohio they are better off thanks to his administration's auto industry bailout. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. >> reporter: but republicans are hammering away at the president's record, questioning whether americans are doing better since he took office. >> i would ask the 23 million people today in america who are struggling to find work if they feel like they're better off. >> reporter: democrats will use their convention to make the case to voters the nation is better off. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >>> meanwhile, republican mitt romney has no campaign eevents -- campaign events scheduled this week. he is preparing for three debates with obama earlier next month. >>> thomas gore pleaded guilty in may to organizing under-the- table payments to former mayoral candidate suleman brown. it was part of an alleged shadow campaign to get gray elected. gore was the first of three campaign aides to plead guilty, and federal p
over to you. >>> back to school for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. that includes the 11th largest school district in the country. fairfax county. set to welcome back 180,000 students today. fairfax county police will be out in full force making sure drivers follow the school bus laws. drivers should come to a complete stop in both directions when a school bus is loading or unloading with flashing lights. police say the ten feet surrounding the school bus is the most dangerous area for students to get hit by cars. >>> it's also the first day of school for more than 22,000 students in arlington kint in year parents in arlington are upset about the school district's new busing policy. starting today hundreds of students who used to take the bus will now have to walk to school. tracee wilkins is live in wakefield high school with more on the policy and the petition against it. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: officials are saying that more than 1,000 students will be hitting the roads and sidewalks this year, walking instead of riding buses because of
to be the most maryland and virginia-centric night. in addition to the first lady, tonight you have heard brief words from maryland governor martin o'malley. he'll be back later with extended remarks and we have heard from the house senate, house minority leader steny hoyer and later on in an hour, we'll hear from former virginia governor ed you can rant -- current u.s. senate candidate tim kaine. debbie wattserman schultz gaveled -- debbie wasserman schultz gaveled in the convention about 5:00 tonight. the president himself, meanwhile, is appearing in norfolk, virginia. he hammered his officerral mitt romney's economic plans and continued to drum up support in anticipation tonight from michelle obama's speech. with the delegates in the country first heard from the first lady, four years ago it was under much different circumstances than her appearance tonight will be. the deputy obama campaign manager stephanie cutter told us today that the campaign views mrs. obama as one of the biggest assets into the election. >> four years ago, you know, she was basically unknown across this untry. she isn
in norfolk, virginia, today he joked that perhaps the first lady's speech tonight will be better than his. >> you know, this is just like a relay. you start off with the fastest person. so i'm going to be at home. i'm going to be watching it with our girls. i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking, i start get all misty. >> reporter: it was a brief moment of levity in a day dominated by back-and-forth over the president's answer to this question from a local cbs reporter. >> your party says you inherited a bad situation. you've had three-and-a-half years to fix it. what grade would you give yourself so far for doing that? >> you know, i would say incomplete. >> reporter: it's something the president has said many times before. but with the democratic convention just underway in charlotte, republicans saw an opportunity. they filled reporters' in-boxes with press release saying incomplete isn't good enough. vice president shall nominee paul ryan had this to say on cbs this morning. >> four years into a presidency and incomplete? the presid
of students in northern virginia. that includes the 11th largest school district in the county. fairfax county. they are set to welcome back more than 180,000 students today. here's a map of all the school districts where students will be heading back to school today. the new school year also means new rules. there is one big controversial changes parents in arlington are upset about. tracee wilkins is live with more on that. good morning. >> good morning. this is around transportation and who will be walking and riding buses. arlington hasn't so much changed the policy as what it's doing down is enforcing an old transportation policy. the changes have upset some parents more than 200 parents have actually appealed after finding out their kids were going to have to walk instead of taking the bus like they did in previous years. 1500 students will be walking this year. students living within a mile or mile and a half of their secondary school are supposed to walk. according to arlington transportation policy. many of those kids were going to nearby bus stops instead. this year, students who hav
no delays. i'll be back at 5:09. >> thank you, monika. >>> the final counties in northern virginia that didn't start classes last month are kicking off the 2012-2013 school year this morning. >> which includes fairfax county, the area's largest school system. kristin fisher is live in lorton with more on the traffic mess that people can expect this morning. hey, industries continue, good morning -- hey, chris continue, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning. before students get to enjoy their brand new building here at south county middle school, first they have to get here which is no small feat on a day that's been nicknamed terrible traffic tuesday. after a nice summer break, today marks the return to some of the worst traffic in the entire country. sounds pretty terrible, right? hence the name. here's a look at what you can expect on the roads today. this is all according to aaa. 2.8 million commuters on the road in the d.c. area. about a million students that will need to be transported to and from school and more than 7,000 school buses. here's john towson with aaa. >> the traffi
at the end of eight large trip. >> i've lost 100 dollars. >> a lot of other major cities and virginia virginia taxicab's have those. >> the chairman says he is confident that ultimately the city will win and begin the installation of the smart meters in taxicabs. the contract appeals board is expected to make a ruling sometime in october whether the process was fair, and if it was not fair then the city would have to start all over again. reporting live in washington sam ford, abc 7 news. >> thank you, sam. when teacher has been charged in the shooting of classmates. he was indicted on nine counts of attempted murder as well as assault and handgun charges. they say he critically injured one student last week inside the high school, and there are eight other potential victims including a guidance counselor, who police say heroically got the gun away from him. >> coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00 some big names getting into the debate about the size of your sodas. >> save the date. the invitations sent out and why millions of customers will want to be dialed in. >> but first, the controv
a personas que viven fuera del estado de virginia esta aumentando. en virginia se puede obtener un arma en 15 minutos, lo que dura la revisiÓn del historial criminal, solo se necesita una forma de identificaciÓn y una prueba de que vive en el estado . dueño de tienda de armas cuando viene de maryland y quiere comprar un arma en virginia el proceso es el mismo, tambiÉn se efectÚa la revisiÓn de su record criminal y la revisiÓn de identidad pertinente la diferencia es que el arma llega por correo a una tienda de armas del estado donde le debe recoger y despuÉs seguir los procedimientos, como la registraciÓn del arma.. dueño de tienda de armas la policÍa estatal de virginia emitiÓ 1,632 permisos para portar armas a no personas que no residen en el estado en la primera mitad de este 2012 lo que sobrepasa las cifra de 1,321 permisos el aÑo pasado este cambio se dio despuÉs de que el estado de virginia cambiara su ley de venta de armas a travÉs del todo esta listo para que manana inicien los actos oficiales de la convencion nacional democrata. esta noche se daban los ultimos toques
through georgia and virginia. we're going to do it again today and we'll also include areas in the mid-atlantic. a little front trying to stall itself out here. showers in kansas city and thundershowers going through southern portions of alabama. looks like it should miss areas around louisiana and mississippi. if you're heading out to baltimore to redding to philadelphia, especially here in central new jersey, some really heavy downpours and those are trying to drift up here toward long island. so areas throughout no, during your early morning commute, you may deal with some heavy downpour. then we're dealing with leslie. it is still a tropical storm but it has strength rched a little bit. looks like possibly a category 2 hurricane by saturday. if it does we'll have pretty good upcoming waves and the rip current will be very high along the eastern seaboard. surfers will love it but it will be dangerous for anyone going to the beaches. showers along the air yas. look how hot it is still in texas. we'd like to get rid of those 100s. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a
, melanie alnwick is following the big story here at home. >> it will be a busy day on northern virginia roads as students head back to school but there are big concerns in one school system about how the students are going to get there. fox 5 morning news continues right now. ght now. >>> good morning to you. it is tuesday, september 4th, happy tuesday. you know, we've got a lot of school districts in northern virginia going back for the first day of school today. en is getting back in the mix. also, a lot of traffic because of what is happening with schools and everything going on, holidays over. everybody is back to work. everybody is back to school. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. since everyone is going back, they want to know what is the weather going to be like. it will be a humid one for them, tucker. >> yes, offy to ahumid start. we'll be humid later today, tonight. >> like you never left your summer vacation. >> the summer weather stick around even though everybody is going back to school. good news here, let's go to the radar. most of your morning commute and most of
. culturally when you gets to states like north carolina, virginia, ohio, a lot of swing states, that doesn't play quite as well in middle america, does it? >> especially in the south. north carolina, especially the gay marriage provision there, the state has spoken on that one. i'm also glad mike barnicle was able to join us in north carolina. he wasn't able to make it to tampa. >> greyhound didn't go down to tampa? >> no, no, i've been here since last tuesday. >> took a wrong turn. >> he just didn't want to be around that many republicans, gives him hives. like mika. he just starts scratching. >> the big question is are you better off than you were four year ago? the answer objectively the obama campaign tried to put out yes, we are. at the same time you don't want to be gloating. >> they don't want to say what the mayor from maryland said, are you better off? no but that's not the question. that's always the question. you can look at a lot of data and say, yes, we are better off today than we were four years ago. but with so many people hurting in america right now -- >> it's a tough sel
here, this debt issue will come up and a last other things will, as well. outside the virginia delegation right now, a state that is very much in play, but, little more than a few weeks ago it wasn't. back then the president had, i would not say a comfortable lead but a nice lead of four points and then the vice president's famous remarks, the shackle and change remarks, they caused a problem in virginia. the former governor, governor wilder, on why he is not at all surprised over the change in the polls. you have the right to live free from the fear of identity theft. our pledge to you? as long as there are identity thieves, we'll be there. we're lifelock. and we offer the most comprehensive identity theft protection ever created. lifelock: relentlessly protecting your identity. call 1-800-lifelock or go to lifelock.com today. >>neil: coming to you from charlotte, north carolina where democrats are ready to respond to republicans in tampa, on a dismal day of news performing a back drop to all of this, a red backdrop of red ink. we will explore this on fox business network at 8
. then we're seeing a little bit coming up from the south and the southwest in parts of virginia now. this is coming up from 64. inside of 85, so this is moving up into orange county, madison county and eventually we'll see this come up into the western suburbs before it's all said and done. one last stop that takes us north of baltimore where we continue to see some showers and thunderstorms tonight. thief h as much as 2 1/2 inches of rain there -- they've had as much as 2 1/2 inches of rain there in central baltimore county and earlier they had a flash flood warning. workweek weather is coming up. >>> a developing story in maryland where searchers will resume looking for a missing boater tomorrow. the coastguard was contacted around 12:30 this afternoon after a man and woman fell overboard in bayside beach. the woman was found. the man is missing. natural resources police and anne arundel county police are helping with the search. >>> the democrats are in charlotte, north carolina, tonight preparing to kick off the democratic national convention. fox 5's tom fitzgerald joins us wit
for hundreds of thousands of children in northern virginia. today is the first day of school. also the first ear that arlington schools are enforcing their new walking policy. in fox 5's melanie alnwick has details on how this could affect your child. >> reporter: good morning. yes, we have seen some of those arlington county buses here already this morning. but these new rules mean that fewer students will be able to ride those school buses. now, in the letter that was sent out to parents over the summer, notifying them of the changes, parents were encouraged to help find safe walking or bike routes for their children. but many say these changes are just going to be more cars on the road as they decide to put their kids in the car and drive them to school instead. the first letter to parents came out in july for the 2012 school year arlington will strictly enforce the walk zones. one mile for miles an hour a mile and a half for middle and high school students, 12 bus stops at 5 different schools that were within those walk zones have been removed. the superintendent said two years of parent
of virginia, governor tim cane. thanks for joining -- governor tim kaine. thanks for joining us. first of all, welcome. i brought you out here. obviously, these conversations are always uncomfortable. >> uh-oh. >> jon: joe biden is going to be our first interview. so here you are -- you were on the final short list to be the vice president. it was yourself, joe biden and i believe evan bayh. >> ed mcmahon. >> jon: tell me about the vetting. what is the vetting process? >> people know a lot of things about me that i never thought i would reveal. they go into detail. your high school girlfriend's middle name, they give you a name and then they come back and say "she said she was never your girlfriend" so it's intense. >> jon: what would that have to do with being vice president? >> that was what i wondered. >> jon: it's this intense, weird process, and they check into everything. >> they really do. really do. >> jon: did senator obama gives each person a rose that goes on to the next round? how do they let you know that you have gone to the next round? >> it's very mysterious. it's probably som
. anita. >> summer is over for students across northern virginia. some of the region's biggest district head back to school today. fairfax county. our kristin fisher spent the morning with students at the south county middle school in lorton. >> good morning. >> it's a day full of firsts at south county middle school. it's the first year that this school has been open. first day of school. how are you feeling? >> very nervous. don't want to get lost. >> i'm feeling anxious for her. >> kind of scared maybe. >> i'm so anxious. i'm so excited for my daughter, but you know, she's growing up so fast. >> but no one is more nervous than this seventh grade boy from south korea. >> this is your first day going to school in the u.s., how are you feeling? >> not good. my son is very nervous. >> at least everyone is a new student at this school. they have come armed with color coded maps to find their classrooms in this $22 million sprawling school that has been years in the making. >> i think it's great. i mean, we have been waiting for it. >> this is one of two new schools opening in
one of its hottest summers on record. heavy rain in 14 states from new england to virginia. a different storm system triggers downpours from florida to mississippi. severe storms around minneapolis, des moines, omaha and kansas city. hot and dry from the rockies to texas. >> triple-digits in dallas and phoenix. 80s from miami up to new york and across much of the midwest. >>> and when we come back, organic food is harder on your wallet. but is it really better for your health? >> interesting question there. >>> also, prince harry is showing the world another side, after his nude photo scandal. >>> and later, it's "live with kelly and --". after all the rumors, the real regis replacement takes a permanent seat today. >>> welcome back, everybody. some good news to pass on this morning. gas prices should be coming down. they were at their highest ever for a labor day weekend. the average is $3.83 a gallon this morning. the increase was fueled by a shutdown in oil production along the gulf coast. all of that thanks to hurricane isaac. there were also problems with refineries an
months in prison. a sentencing date could be set in today's hearing. >>> some voter in northern virginia will head to the polls today for a special election to replace delegate david england. he resigned earlier this summer after admitting to having an affair. polls in the district are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. >>> democrats are in charlotte, north carolina preparing to kick off the democratic national convention t gets under way today. tom fitzgerald has a preview for us. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama got a first look at the convention podium she will be speaking from tuesday. president obama stayed on the campaign trail. >> of a he got one piece of advice for you about the romney- ryan game plan, ohio. punt it away. it won't work. >> reporter: at a labor union rally in toledo with auto and steel workers, the president said a mitt romney presidency would hurt the middle class. >> you could choose to give massive new tax cuts to folks who have already made it or you can choose my plan. >> reporter: the labor message continued in michigan as vice president biden kept up th
are paying 3.98, maryland 3.77, virginia 3.69. fox's josh cassio talked to frustrated drivers. >> seems like it's always going up. >> reporter: aaa says drives this drain will face the most expensive -- drivers this labor day will face the most expensive prices we've ever seen this year. hurricane isaac forced some gulf coast refineries to shut down. nationally gas prices are above 3.80, nearly 20 cents more than last year at this time. >> i'm putting gas in every other day i think. >> reporter: officials expect prices to drop later in month as the refineries come back online and the peak driving season wilds down. >> very frustrating because i -- winds down. >> very frustrating because i only get about 20 miles a gallon. i think you try to watch what you do. you space out. if you're going to one store, you do all of it at the same time. >> reporter: just be glad you aren't living in hawaii right now. at the pumps it's one big burn, a gallon of unleaded there 4.34. sure makes 3.75 sound a little sweeter. >> why are the gas companies making all these billions of dollars every year? if they
of the rainfall midnight. emmet's burke, 1.2. frederick, 0.89. hamilton, virginia, about 1/2 inch. a quarter of an inch in leesburg. the '70s pretty everywhere across our region. to mid 70's. in the air keeps temperatures much overnight. a good amount of cloud cover overhead. you see the rain showers that moved through overnight around midnight with a few embedded downpours. we will see a few more embedded downpours later on today. not all they washout. we will see a little sunshine if. when it does rain in has the becoming very heavy. look at some predicted totals for one of our latest computer models. this is between now and midnight. our computer indicates up to an r more in parts of , culpeper, and ies.uier count less than 1/4 inch close to d.c. on where the heavy rain showers occur. we will update around 6:00. 88 degrees today for the high temperature. 90 tomorrow, will 90's by thursday. chance of rain with the exception of friday. here's how the commute looks. >> a report on 395. this seminary road near king street there was an accident blocking the lanes. unusual delay. .outhbound 395
've got kids going back to school in northern virginia. you've got traffic and now the weather, too. throughout the area, some rain is falling that i think is going to continue right into that 7:00, 8:00 hour. 76, the temperature. high dew point temperature right now at 72 degrees to go along with that air temperature. you can see there we've got gaithersburg at 72. rockville, maryland, at 73 degrees. come down to college park and areas around grb. 75, the temperature. 76 degrees right in d.c. those showers you can see them moving eastward through the area. had some earlier heavy rain around the area. but now it's starting to lighten up a little bit. bowie to columbia, mt.ary, pushing toward baltimore. another area of showers in manassas and wood bridge and right around the southern end of the beltway. humidity will be high today. your temperature, 83 degrees at noontime. 85 by 3:00. i think it's late in the day today where we could see some drenching thunderstorms. let's get a look at traffic now with danella sealock. >> thanks. >>> right now we're watching the roads. traveling alo
-2-19 strategy. now you can lose a state like virginia, one of the three, indiana, north carolina and virginia that he has to win or we thought he had to win to have a shot. you can lose one of those states, because now so many states are in tossup, nevada, michigan, wisconsin, those three states if you win them you can start to lose some of the 3-2-1 states which is something the obama campaign could not have possibly been thinking about this late in the game. >> bret: karl, as we point out, this is over 30 days. you moved texas in to the dark red, because you just said it is. but georgia is the same way, right? tennessee, kentucky? >> we have 35 electoral college votes called lean romney, georgia, tennessee, kentucky. they are called that because the last poll we have is some time ago. but i personally think those 35 electoral college votes are in romney's column. if you do that, think about that for a minute. solid obama states 14 of them represent 184 electoral college votes. if you add kentucky, tennessee, georgia, to the 1 states that romney has. you add those states with bah and 184 to
, 2012. it is back to school for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia, that includes the 11th largest school district in the country, fairfax county. a cut back of buses is upsetting some parents. hundreds of children there will now have to walk to school because the school system is cutting a dozen stops. news 4 tracee wilkins has more on the policy and the fallout from it. >> this was the scene all around arlington county this morning as an additional 1,500 students took the sidewalks and roadways. some are walking and some parents who say they don't like it. walking to school instead of riding a bus. >> this school has not had a walking zone before and we have a fairly difficult walk here. >> reporter: a few weeks ago arlington county school parents received notification that some students who road the bus in years past will be walking to school. students living within a mile and a half of their secondary school or a mile of their elementary school are supposed to walk. >> i'm a big believer in walking to school, but 0.8 miles for a 4-year-old is ridiculous. they c
this afternoon for two days of campaigning there. >>> in northern virginia, some voters will head to the polls today for a personal election to replace delegate david england. he resigned earlier this summer after admitting to having and fair. polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the ballot are democrat ron kru pi. cka, republican tim mcgee and libertarian justin malkin. >>> a former campaign aide to mayor vincent gray is due back in court today for a status hearing in his criminal case. thomas gore pled guilty to corruption charges. today's court appearance could set a sentencing date for gore who faces 12 for 18 months in prison. mayor gray has not been accused of any wrongdoing. >>> thousands of students in northern virginia are heading back to school today. in arlington count you, the first day of school means the first day of a new transportation policy. melanie alnwick has the details. >> reporter: good morning. yes, they are going to be enforcing rules that have been on the books for quite some time. what that means is that fewer students here in arlington county will be able t
of places like north carolina, virginia, ohio, pennsylvania, florida, talking to those people for the next few months. >> and entertaining us. >> best of all. >> see you coming up on "morning joe," president obama spent the eve of the convention kickoff, touring hurricane damage in louisiana. got a first-hand look at one of the hardest hit communities west of new orleans. >> one thing you know about folks in louisiana, they are resilient. people in mississippi, they are resilient. they know what tough times are like. but they know that they can bounce back. there is enormous faith here. enormous strength here. you can see it with these families, they were just devastated a few days ago and they're already smiling and laughing and feeling confident about the future and pulling together. when disasters like this happen, we set aside whatever petty disagreements we may have. nobody is a democrat or republican. we're all just americans looking out for one another and i couldn't be prouder of this group right here, that's around me for the great work that they've done. >> mitt romney toured the
, the vsa heat youth 17 girls soccer team out of hay market, virginia, won the national championship. in the tournament last month, they played four games and never gave up a goal. >> we were up 4-0 at half. >> reporter: the final game score was 6-0. goalie taylor kirkston had a lot to do with that but gives credit to her defenders. >> i would say we definitely without a doubt have the best defense in the nation. >> reporter: the travel team was formed two years ago. in 2007, 9 news covered the youth 12 team when it was third in the nation. five girls are still with the team giving it all they've got. >> leave it all on the field. >> reporter: now players come from four counties: prince william, fairfax, stafford and as far as away as richmond. cox is from springfield. >> it's a good hour and 15 minute drive. we drive two to three times a week out here. >> reporter: the sacrifices are shared by their families to play at this level. >> i don't remember the last time we did a family vacation to just the beach. it's always to soccer tournaments. >> it's a financial and time commitment,
waking up, this is "early today." and in sports in college football last night, 16th ranked virginia tech relied on their kicker to come from behind and then sealed the deal in overtime. here's nbc's mario solis with an early look at all your sports headlines. >>> good morning. the opening weekend of the college football season ended with a thrilling battle in blacksburg. 16th ranked virginia tech got all it could handle from georgia tech. pick it up in the final minute. jackets down four. tevin washington finds stephen hill. georgia tech takes the lead with 44 seconds left. that is enough time for the hokeys to get it to field goal range. cody journell from 41 yards out. he'd champ one from 38, but he doesn't miss this one. ties the game as time expires and forces overtime. after a v.a. tech interception, it's journell again. this time a chip for the win. no doubt about it, number 16 virginia tech gets a scare but pulls out the win, 20-17 in o.t. >>> tennis, american marty fish pulled out of the u.s. open because of health concerns. on the women's side, second ranked agnieszka radwanska
berry, in sports in college football last night, 16th ranked virginia tech relied on their kicker to come from behind and sealed the deal overtime. here's nbc's mario solis. >> the opening weekend of the college football season ended with a thrilling battle in blacksburg. 16th ranked virginia tech got all it could handle from georgia tech. in the final minute. the jackets down four, washington finds hill with 44 seconds left. enough time for the hokies to get it into field goal range, jarnl from 41 yards out, he doesn't miss this one. ties the game as time expireses and forces overtime. after an interception, it's jarnl a clip for the win. virginia tech gets a scare, but pulls out the win, 20-17 in ot. >>> mardy fish pulled out from the u.s. open from health care concerns and serena williams won in straight sets. >>> golf final round of the deutsche bank championship, tiger woods was in the hunt until the end, his chip on 15th lips out, he finished in third place and with it becomes the first golfer to surpass the $100 million mark in career earnings. the day belonged to rory mcil
the or used mass-transit. there is help on the way for commuters in northern virginia. lot opens this woodbrige with 700 spaces. takes the burden off a nearby .ot you will have to walk across the the horner lot for bus service until november. >> parents in arlington are because of a new k poly nowial wal bans children living within elementary school bus without ae voucher. say the policy is flawed. it took me 10 minutes to a left-hand turn. >> the first day of school out to be chaotic. more traffic, police, and children walking to school. its a matter of safety for the children? . students willonal school this year without the help of a school bus. don't have a choice. i will now drive them. there's going to be a lot of congestion. living within a school will not be allowed to take the bus. their bus stops at been eliminated. parents at this elementary school drove their children or today.them live within a mile and , for a35 minute walk kindergarten or first grade students, they should not do that. >> parents say military road more congested than prior first days of school. tran
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. as mrs. obama prepares for her big speech, her husband spent time in virginia today. mrs. obama joins us with all of the details. craig. >> reporter: good evening to you. debbie wasserman schultz on the stage here and called to order here in charlotte and you megged in prime tonight. first lady michelle obama addressing the delegates and that is after keynote address tonight. president obama also had the first lady's speech on his mind. >> whatever i say here today is going to be at best, the distant second from the star of the michelle obama -- obama family, michelle obama. >> reporter: president obama told the crowd in norfolk, virginia, he would try not to get choked up. >> i will be at home and watching it with our girls, and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. [ laughter ] because when michelle starts talking, i start getting all misty. >> reporter: in her speech, mrs. obama is expected to reach out to middle class voters, drawing a contrast between her husband and republican nominee mitt romney. julian castro will deliver tonight's keynote address. he is the firs
, an acc duel, virginia tech hosting the yellow jackets of georgia tech. georgia tech trailing and washington hits deon hill. ten-yard touchdown there makes it 17-14 yellow jackets. virginia tech responded with 6 seconds left. he nails a 41-yard field goal to send this one to overtime. in the extra period, jernl does it again, this time an 18-yarder for the win. virginia tech takes it 20-17. >>> tiger woods finished third at the deutsche bank championship on monday, but that was enough to put him in the record books. the finish earned woods $544,000, putting him over $100 million in winnings for his career. he's the first golfer to ever achieve that mark. he's averaged more than $362,000 per tournament over his career. >>> and some eagle-eye football fans are throwing the flag on old navy. the clothing store was selling this t-shirt that incorrectly identifies the houston texans as the 1961 afc champs. problem is, the houston texans didn't exist until 2002. in 1961, the houston oilers won the afl crown, and in 1962, the dallas texans won that league's championship. big, bold an
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